Budapest Declaration on bird protection and power lines

After a successful conference in April 2011 in Budapest, the Budapest Declaration on bird protection and power lines has been adopted by the participants of the Budapest Conference “Power lines and bird mortality in Europe”.

The Conference was co-organised by MME/BirdLife Hungary, the Ministry of Rural Development of Hungary and BirdLife Europe and was kindly hosted by MAVIR (the Hungarian Transmission System Operator Company Ltd.), as part of the official programme of the Hungarian EU Presidency in 2011. It was attended by 123 participants from 29 European and Central Asian countries,the European Commission, UNEP-AEWA, six energy and utility companies, experts, businesses and NGOs.

13 conference presentations, 12 posters, the Budapest Declaration and the list of conference participants are available for download on the following MME website:

http://www.mme.hu/termeszetvedelem/budapest-conference-13-04-2011